Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ As TikTok ban threatens stability in social media ecosystem, some brands settle into the fediverse

Stephen Downes

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The headline is that the United States may soon ban TikTok, a story remarkable in its own right. The underlying thread is that centralized social media services (TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, etc) have become too unstable for individuals and businesses to rely on. Buried deep is the main story: that the only way to reliably access an audience is to give up on platforms trying to control access to it. Hence, "Vox Media's technology news publication The Verge says it also has plans to federate its own site to have more ownership over its content and audience." Via Ben Werdmuller.

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